20 years ago (1992)
Uncle Sam took his lumps this week and limped away from a bad business deal. Resolution Trust Corp. the federal agency charged with selling off savings and loan assets, got $165,000 for the BN Historic Site, writing off the balance of the $1.5 million mortgage.
30 years ago (1982)
Traffic lights at Washington and North 8th streets were damaged yesterday when a semi-truck’s load failed to clear the overhead lights, said Brainerd Police. The load on the truck was too high to clear, causing an estimated $1,000 in damage.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) Wayne Wallin cracked a single to left scoring Pat Riley with the game’s first run, but Cold Spring, champ of the Lakewood league rallied for a 3-2 win over Nisswa. This eliminates the Great Central League champ from further state tournament play.
60 years ago (1952)
Wisconsin Central Airlines announces a new flight from Minneapolis arriving here at 1:34 p.m., with a return flight at 4:44 p.m. Air mail letters and parcels arriving at the post office by 4 p.m. will make the outbound flight and be delivered the next day.
80 years ago (1932)
(Adv.) Pay Day Specials! Tuesday and Wednesday Only. Butter – lb. 18 cents; Oleomargarine – lb. 9 cents; Pork and Beans – medium can 5 cents; Mayonnaise – half pint 15 cents. Gabourie’s Bi-Rite-Stores. Two locations in Brainerd.
100 years ago (1912)
The Turner grocery store was robbed last night, entrance being gained through a small window. The thieves are reported to have taken several sacks of flour, some bacon, sugar, canned goods, etc.